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Anaplan raised $100m from new and existing investors including Salesforce and Workday

Anaplan raised $100m from new and existing investors including Salesforce and Workday

Anaplan, a provider of business planning cloud-based services said Tuesday that the company has raised $100m in funding from cloud-natives Salesforce and Workday among other capital management firms.

The latest round of funding brings the total amount the company has raised to $144m.

Founded in 2006, the company offers business planning software that integrates with Salesforce among other cloud-based business planning, human resources and sales information management platforms.

Anaplan said it plans to use the funding to double its headcount in 2014 and built new global partnerships with companies like Accenture and Deloitte in addition to other big software as a service providers.

“Core to our vision is the belief that transformation for hyper-growth and hyper-change organizations comes through empowered business users, who must be able to work with trusted data and collaborate on plans without barriers,” said Fred Laluyaux, chief executive officer of Anaplan.

“As we take on the largest investment in our company’s history, we are extremely pleased that Anaplan was able bring together such strategic, forward-thinking partners to support our next wave of growth and disruption,” he said.

As part of the deal Randy Glein, the managing director of DFJ Growth, one of the capital management firms that led the latest investment round, with join Anaplan’s board.

Anaplan has gained backing from big players in the cloud space and counts companies like Procter & Gamble and HP as its clients. It has recently begun operating in a host of new geographies Australia, France, Malaysia, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It bills itself as a company that offers the “planning and execution” foundation of business planning software, and has seemingly found its niche in linking all of these well-developed software pieces – HCM, CRM and sales management – together.

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